Coloring Blog by Päivi

Mental Color Palette 10 - Calm down your irritation

Wednesday 5/10/17 time 12:15 PM

If you feel annoyed, for whatever reason, this is the color palette for getting over it.

These colors are very sensitive and they will calm down your heated feelings little by little. They will help you to get rid of mental debris and negative thoughts and they will help you to think more clearly.

This palette is very balancing. When you color with this palette you start looking at things differently and put them into perspective. Thus your anger will fade away and will be replaced by serenity and peace.

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Mental Color Palette 10 - Calm down your irritation
Book: Mental Images vol 2 coloring book

Find a picture which brings you joy and is quite simple to color too. When you feel irritated you propably cannot concentrate on very small details. Try to spread colors peacefully and remember to breath deeply.

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Mental color palette 7 - For headache

Thursday 4/27/17 time 10:44 AM

If you are suffering from a headache, this color palette can bring you relief.

These colors will cool down your mind and make your body more relaxed. They relax your tensions and thus relieve the pain. Overall, this palette is extremely healing.

This color combination is like an ice bag on your forehead. It brings a very natural cure for your headache.

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Mental Color Palette 7 - For headache
Book: Mental Images vol 2 coloring book

Choose a simple and peaceful picture to color. Themes of nature are very good for this purpose. Use pens or pencils which you feel comfortable and easy to color with.

Feel free to share Mental Color Palettes on social media. Use the tag #mentalcolorpalette and a link to this blog post.

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Mental Color Palette 3 - For energizing

Tuesday 4/4/17 time 3:04 PM

When you want to boost your energy, try coloring with this powerful color palette. It helps you when you feel tired or feel that you do not have the energy to start doing anything.

When you color with these colors, your mind and body start to wake up and you will feel more spirited. You will get your power back and you will start feeling very much alive.

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Mental Color Palette 3 - For energizing
Book: Mental Images vol 2 coloring book

The most suitable coloring pictures with this palette are the ones which have quite large and simple areas. Also very good for this purpose are the shapes that have portions heading outwards from the center, like rays.

I recommend using markers, since that way the coloring is quite quick.

Feel free to share Mental Color Palettes on social media. Use the tag #mentalcolorpalette and a link to this blog post.

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5 reasons why coloring helps in mental health issues

Wednesday 3/22/17 time 3:10 PM

If you are suffering from any kind of mental issues, I am quite sure that coloring will give you at least some relief. Keep coloring books, pens and pencils always available so that it is easier to start coloring, even if you feel totally exhausted and depressed.

You do not have to color for a long time or color complicated pictures to get the good effects of coloring. If you have not colored before, please, at least give it a try. Choose a picture which feels good to you and is more or less simple.

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Book: Mental Images vol 2 Pens: gel pens


You might ask why you should color if you suffer from a mental health issue. I will give you five reasons.

1. Coloring balances your mind

Coloring is like meditation. You can really clear your mind when you focus on the color and on the movement of your hand. Coloring enables you to be present in the moment, which makes it easier to be aware of your thoughts and then let them go.

2. Beautiful images will uplift your mood

All beauty around us will lift our moods. When you are looking at a nice picture while coloring, you will feel better from the very first moment. Lovely lines and wonderful shapes nurture your heart and mind.

3. You can get rid of negative thoughts

It is easier to think positive when you do something that you enjoy. When you look at a nice picture and choose nice colors you can change your thoughts for the better, too, little by little.

4. An easy way to feel yourself successful

Anyone can color, and it is an easy way of seeing your handiwork. It feels good to see that you really did something very pretty all by yourself. If you think you do not know how to color, you can use the color palettes to ease your color choises. For example Zen Garden color palettes are good for balancing your mind.

5. Colors will heal your mind

It is not insignificant what colors you choose when coloring. Color is electromagnetic radiation in the spectrum of light. This radiation effects not only your brains but also your whole body. And of course it has a huge impact on your mind. Every color has its own wavelength and so every color affects us in a different way.

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After a busy day, calm your mind by coloring

Monday 12/5/16 time 2:29 PM

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Because you found this blog post, I think that you have a tough and busy everyday life, too. Maybe you have a demanding job, or maybe your life is burdensome in other ways.

After a hectic day your brain is on overdrove, your heart might beat irregularly, the blood pressure is high and you feel uneasy. If you get your body as well as your mind to unwind as soon as possible after your day at work, you will have the whole evening to do something more pleasurable. For example, you can have time for your hobbies, meet your friends, or do something else that you enjoy.

A good and an efficient way to calm yourself is to color.

When you focus on the coloring, you tend to turn off your unpleasant thoughts and thus your brain gets a rest. As a result, your mind as well as your body relax and calm down.

A few more tips to get additional benefits:

1) Choose a mandala or a repeating pattern that you find beautiful
2) Color it with green-toned markers or gel pens

A pleasant picture is the most important starting point. Simply by looking at the beautiful picture your mind begins to soothe, little by little.

Mandalas and repetitive patterns are the best coloring pictures to quiet the mind. Repetitive, mechanical action helps you to focus on this moment.

Different shades of green have a calming and soothing effect. Besides them, you can also use shades of blue and violet .

With gel pens, you get intense colors easily. When coloring with gel pens, you have to make quite small strokes, which has a calming effect as well.

With alcohol markers, you get a smooth and beautiful surface, which helps to clear your mind.

Pens: Finecolour
Book: Mental Images vol 2

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How do you achieve smooth surface with Sharpie markers?

Monday 11/28/16 time 3:57 PM

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With Sharpie markers, (and other similar markers) you can get a very smooth surface.

The point is not that duplication should be avoided. On the contrary, the more layers you make during the coloring, the more even the surface will get. Apply the new layer always as a part of the previous one, and even on top of it. Continue that way, filling the entire surface, and there will be no unpleasant blotches.

You can also color the entire area once and then the whole area again. It does not matter if the color dries in the meanwhile.

In any case, color the paper as many times as it takes to saturate the paper. Check from the other side of the paper if it is saturated enough.

Upper area is colored with just a single layer. The lower area is colored so that the paper is saturated, which took about three layers of color.

A saturated coloring requires a little more effort, but the coloring becomes much more meaningful when the outcome is wonderfully smooth and the color has been properly absorbed into the paper.

In the finished picture clouds and the sky have been colored using a Sharpie the way I have described here. 

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Pens: Sharpie
Book: Mental Images vol 2

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Soft and smooth surface with Baby Oil

Monday 11/28/16 time 3:09 PM

Baby oil - pehmeä ja tasainen väripinta

Pehmeän ja hieman vintage-tyylisen pinnan salaisuus on baby oil! Väritä alue puuvärillä, jäljen ei tarvitse olla edes kovin tasaista. Kasta vanupuikko baby oiliin ja levitä väri.

Maatuskakuvassa vasemmalla näkyy violetilla väritetty alue, jonka vasen puoli on levitetty baby oililla. Voi että miten kaunis, utuinen pehmeys!

Värit: Caran d'Ache Pablo
Muut tarvikkeet: Natusan first touch baby oil (marketeista) ja vanupuikot
Värityskirjat: Mielikuvia vol 1 (maatuska) ja Mielikuvia vol 2 (tyttö ja perhonen)

- See more at: http://www.paivivesala.com/varitysvinkit#sthash.K2VxKykC.dpuf
Pehmeän ja hieman vintage-tyylisen pinnan salaisuus on baby oil! Väritä alue puuvärillä, jäljen ei tarvitse olla edes kovin tasaista. Kasta vanupuikko baby oiliin ja levitä väri.

Maatuskakuvassa vasemmalla näkyy violetilla väritetty alue, jonka vasen puoli on levitetty baby oililla. Voi että miten kaunis, utuinen pehmeys!

Värit: Caran d'Ache Pablo
Muut tarvikkeet: Natusan first touch baby oil (marketeista) ja vanupuikot
Värityskirjat: Mielikuvia vol 1 (maatuska) ja Mielikuvia vol 2 (tyttö ja perhonen) - See more at: http://www.paivivesala.com/varitysvinkit#sthash.K2VxKykC.dpuf

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The secret of a soft, vintage-style coloring is baby oil!

1. Color the area with colored pencils, roughly is good enough.

2. Dip a cotton bud in Baby Oil and spread the color.

Baby oil has been used on the purple area on left hand side of this matryoshka doll. Oh, how beautiful, hazy softness!


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Pens: Caran d'Ache Pablo
Equipment: Natusan Baby Oil and Q-tips

Books:
Mental images vol 1 (matryoshka doll)
Mielikuvia vol 2 (girl in the garden)



 
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Baby oil - pehmeä ja tasainen väripinta

Pehmeän ja hieman vintage-tyylisen pinnan salaisuus on baby oil! Väritä alue puuvärillä, jäljen ei tarvitse olla edes kovin tasaista. Kasta vanupuikko baby oiliin ja levitä väri.

Maatuskakuvassa vasemmalla näkyy violetilla väritetty alue, jonka vasen puoli on levitetty baby oililla. Voi että miten kaunis, utuinen pehmeys!

Värit: Caran d'Ache Pablo
Muut tarvikkeet: Natusan first touch baby oil (marketeista) ja vanupuikot
Värityskirjat: Mielikuvia vol 1 (maatuska) ja Mielikuvia vol 2 (tyttö ja perhonen)

- See more at: http://www.paivivesala.com/varitysvinkit#sthash.K2VxKykC.dpuf
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